[ILUG] Spam and more spam
paul at clubi.ie
Sun Mar 7 17:01:19 GMT 2004
On Fri, 5 Mar 2004, Justin Mason wrote:
> *forged* by spammers.
I just cant see the reason why, if one forges X-Mailer, one would set
it to such a distinctive mailer. _ALL_ mail (ex list mail - which i
dont spam check) i receive with that X-Mailer is spam, bar 3 out of
4k odd in my INBOX (couple of years of email) versus 26 counted by
spamprobe. Of the 4 in my inbox, one reference is from a reply to a
spam complaint i made - the 'good' reference hence is of the quoted
headers of the spam email. The 3rd reference is a paypal-scam mail i
Outlook mailer headres forged, sure, but I just dont understand why
a spammer would paint a huge target on their email by forging the The
Bat. I dont know the bat, but i'm presuming it has some kind of
advanced list/list merge facilities and hence is used by naive
'spammers' (eg business who dont realise how evil UCE is).
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.ie paul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
warning: do not ever send email to spam at dishone.st
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